On Saturday we got the small gaps closed in, on the west and east side of the cabin. Sunday was Paul’s 19th birthday. How time flies. I remember so well when he was just a tiny adorable baby. LOL Even though it was his birthday, he insisted to still do some work at the cabin. He really enjoys working at the cabin. So we started with closing gaps at the north side wall. There are in total 22 gaps to close, north and south side, so that means 22 times measuring, cutting boards and screwing in. Not hard to do, just time consuming. Paul and I did 5 boards. It looks awesome! I will finish this during the week. Except for the doors, the cabin will be all enclosed then.
Then we took the time to set things up for his birthday party. Paul wanted a party at the acreage and we created a nice sitting area with chairs and the swing and fire pit. We also set up all the old tiki lights and the citronella candles and a folding table for the food. It was very cloudy in the afternoon, but around 6 pm the sky cleared and the sun came out. The wind went down and it was just perfect!
We had a nice group of friends coming out. We were with 12 people all together and it was a lot of fun. Paul had a fire going and lit the candles and tiki lights. The mosquitos were awful but everybody was well prepared for that. Around 11 pm the mosquitos were almost gone though. After the last guests left, Paul, Brandon and I cleaned up a little, made sure no food left overs anywhere. (bears) When the lights were all out, we enjoyed a very bright star lit sky. Millions of stars! And the Milky Way! Many shooting stars too! It was SO beautiful. We were almost done and ready to go home, when Paul discovered a bright light in the northern sky. Northern Lights! Isn’t that beautiful? What a perfect birthday. When we drove away from the yard, we saw the northern lights dancing in the sky and we stopped the truck to get out and just watched it for a while. It was breath taking. A perfect end of a perfect party.
Today Paul will leave to Winnipeg to play football for the season. He will come back sometime in October, and some times for a long weekend. It’s only 6 hours away so that isn’t too bad. He has found a job already with help of good friends and can even stay with them for a while. Wonderful people! I will miss him but I’m so happy for him that he can follow his dreams. You are not fully alive when you can’t follow your dreams right?
Thank you Paul, for all your great help and support! You're a wonderful son and I love you very much. Have lots of fun and good luck with football!